Jaspal R. Singh, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Jaspal Singh

Dr. Jaspal Ricky Singh is the Medical Director of Outpatient Faculty Practice in the Division of Rehabilitation Medicine and Co-Director of the Weill Cornell Spine Center.

 Dr. Singh is a triple-board certified physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree at The George Washington University majoring in biology and religious studies. He then attended the George Washington University School and Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Singh went to on to fulfill a fellowship in Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine at the University of Colorado – Denver.

Dr. Singh specializes in a multidisciplinary approach to treat pain by integrating physical therapy and interventional techniques his care. Through the use of minimally invasive, fluoroscopic-guided spine procedures, peripheral nerve blocks, electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal ultrasound, Dr. Singh individualizes his treatment plan with a focus on functional restoration.

He employs a comprehensive approach to the treatment of spinal disorders by providing pain management in an honest, kind, and compassionate manner.

Dr. Singh's office is located at the Weill Cornell Medical College Center of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Singh lives in New York City with his wife, Channi. His interests include family, golf, exercise and the culinary arts.

Dr. Singh has been honored as New York's Best Doctor and Super Doctors- New York Rising Starwhich represents the top New York doctors in more than 30 specialties that have been fully licensed for 10 years or less. 

Dr. Singh has been named the Willibald Nagler Clinical Scholar in Rehabilitation Medicine by Dean Laurie Glimcher.  This scholarship recognizes Dr. Singh's work in patients with discogenic pain and epidural steroid injections.  

 

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Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

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  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • POMCO
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]

Publications

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

     Research Publications, peer-reviewed

 

Ihm J, Mautner K, Blazuk J, Singh JR.  Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus an Eccentric Exercise Program for Recalcitrant Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy.  PM&R. Jun 2015. PMID: 26068120

 

Scholten PM, Patel SI, Christos PJ, Singh JR.  Short-Term Efficacy of Sacroiliac Joint Corticosteroid Injection Based on Arthrographic Contrast Patterns.  PM&R.April 2015.  PMID: 2542127

 

Mehta P, Maher P, Singh JR.  Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia Using a Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection.  PM&R.April 2015.  PMID: 25479280

 

Singh JR, Yip K.  Gluteus Maximus Calcific Tendonosis: A Rare Cause of Sciatic Pain.  American Journal PM&R. Feb 2015.  PMID: 25133622

 

Mehta P, Sinha D, Smith C, Singh JR.  The Role of Interlaminar and Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections for Discogenic Low Back Pain without Radiation.  Phys Med Rehabil Int. 2014;1(5): 6.

 

Yasar E, Singh JR, Hill J, Akuthota V (2014) Image-Guided Injections of the Hip. J Nov Physiother Phys Rehabil 1(2): 108.

 

Maher P, Cardozo E, Singh JR.  A Technique for Fluoroscopically Guided Injection for Iliopsoas Bursitis.  American Journal PM&R. Jun 2014.  PMID: 24901763

 

Khanna, M, Peters C, Singh JR.   Treating Pain With the Lidocaine 5% After Total Knee Arthroplasty.   PM&R. 2012;4:642-646.  PMID: 22841969

 

Brakke R, Singh JR, Sullivan W.  Physical Therapy in Persons with Osteoarthritis.  PM&R. 2012 May;4(5) Supplement:S53-S58.  PMID: 22632703

 

Davidovitch RI, Temkin S, Weinstein BS, Singh JR, Egol KA.  Utility of pathologic evaluation following removal of explanted orthopaedic internal fixation hardwareBull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2010;68(1):18-21. PMID: 20345357

 

Singh JR, Greenberg JS, Colavita P.  Atypical Clinical Presentation of Periprosthetic Femur Fracture Following Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Am. J. PM&R, 89(9):772-775, September 2010. PMID: 20531152

 

Singh JR, Nwosu U, Ego KA. Long-term Functional Outcome and Donor-site Morbidity associated with Autogenous Iliac Crest Bone Grafts utilizing a Modified Anterior Approach.  Bulletin NYU Hosp Jt. Dis. 2009;67(4): 347-51.   PMID: 20001937

 

Singh JR, Segal M, Malone R, Zubair M.  The Use of a Nasal Trumpet in a Traumatic Brain Injury Patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OsA).  PM&R. 2009 Oct;1(10):977-9. PMID: 19854428

 

Greenberg, J., Singh JR, Falcon N.  Evaluation and Rehabilitation of a Patient with Diabetic Lumbosacral Radiculoplexus Neuropathy.  PM&R. 2009 Aug;1(8):774-7. PMID: 19695531

 

Egol KA, Singh JR, Nwosu U.  Functional Outcome in Patients treated for Chronic Posttraumatic Osteomyelitis.  Bulletin NYU Hosp Jt. Dis. 2009;67(4): 313-7.   PMID: 20001930

 

Acknowledged in Minkowitz et al.  Removal of Painful Orthopaedic Implants after Fracture Union. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Volume 89-A(9), 1 September 2007, p 1906–1912.  PMID:17768185

 

Book Chapters

 

O'Dell, M, Lin CD, Singh, JR, Christolias, GC. The Physiatric History and Physical Examination-Chapter 1. Textbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, Cifu (ed). In Press 

 

 Research Publications, other/editorials

 

Singh JR.  Chronic Low Back Pain often Responds to Non-Invasive Treatments. Women’s Health Advisor.  Volume 18 / Number 4.April 2014. 

 

Singh JR.  Treatment Options Can Bring Relief for Chronic Lower Back Pain.  Women’s Health Advisor.  Volume 17 / Number 3. March 2013. 

 

Singh JR and Brooks, DM.  Residency Selection Criteria: A Survey of Program Directors.  The PM&R Resident.  Feb 2012.

 

Brooks, DM and Singh JR.  Systems-Based Practice: The Core Competency Learned on the Job?.  The PM&R Resident.  Sept 2011.

 

Singh JR, Roza R, Bartolozzi AR.  Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in an Athlete with Adductor Longus Tendon Tear.  University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, Volume 20; May 2010. 

 

 

Abstracts / Poster Presentations

 

International

 

Scholten P, Patel S, Christos P, Singh JR.  Efficacy of Sacroiliac Joint Corticosteroid Injection Based on Arthrographic Contrast Patterns.  Published in the proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Pain- IASP.  October 10, 2014, (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 

Singh JR, Maher P, Christolias GC. Clinical Effectiveness of Two-Level Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections: A Sub-group Analysis.  Published in the proceedings of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, June 5, 2014 (Seoul, Korea)

 

Singh JR, Smith, M,  Akuthota, V.  Characteristics of Corticosteroid Utilization in Spinal Interventions.  Published in the proceedings of the European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, May 26, 2014 (Marseille, France)

 

Scholten P, Patel S, Christos P, Singh JR.  Does Optimal Contrast Flow Change the Efficacy of Sacroiliac Joint Injections?  Published in the proceedings of the Study in Multidisciplinary Pain Research- SIMPAR, March 29, 2014, (Rome, Italy)

 

Singh JR, Zarka M, Falcon N.  Bladder Management Strategies in a Patient with Neuromyelitis Optica.  Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Volume 88, No. 3. Mar 2009. Published in the proceedings of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, June 14, 2009, (Istanbul, Turkey)

 

Singh JR, Segal M.  The Smoking Effect: Cognitive Functional Improvement with Cigarettes.  Am. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Volume 88, No. 3. Mar 2009. Published in the proceedings of the International Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, June 14, 2009, (Istanbul, Turkey)

 

Domestic

 

Sarno D, Sein M, Singh JR. The effectiveness of topical diclofenac for greater trochanteric pain syndrome: a retrospective study.  Published in the proceedings of the American Pain Society (APS), May 14, 2015, (Palm Spring, CA)

 

Mehta P, Sarno D, Singh JR.  A Competitive Kickboxing Injury resulting in Posterior Leg Pain.    Published in the proceedings of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), April 8, 2014, (New Orleans, LA)

 

Smith, M, Singh JR, Allen R, Nair K, Akuhota, V.  Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Choice has Changed over the Last Decade: An Analysis of a Large Commercial Claims Database.   Published in the proceedings of the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS), July 16, 2013, (New York City, NY)

 

Smith, M, Singh JR, Akuhota, V. Characteristics of Corticosteroid  Utilization with Spinal Interventions.  Published in the proceedings of the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Convention, March 7, 2013, (New Orleans, LA)

 

Singh JR, Laker S, Sullivan W, Akuhota, V.  The impact of MRI in Physician Decision Making Prior to Initial Spinal Injection.    Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, November18, 2012, (Atlanta, GA)

 

Knight, E. Singh JR. et al.  Effectiveness of  Phyiscal Therapy as an Adjunct to Epidural Steroid Injections in the  Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.  Published in the proceedings of North American Spine Society, Oct 24, 2012, (Dallas, TX)

 

Stone, D., Singh JR., Brakke R.. Medial Tibial Pain in a Male Rugby Player. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Assembly, May 20, 2012, (San Francisco, CA)

 

Gottwald E, Singh JR, Molter M.  Double Crush Syndrome: L5 Radiculopathy on Superimposed Peroneal Neuropathy.  Published in the proceedings of, April 12, 2011, (Phoenix, AX)

 

Brooks DM, Lenrow DA, Singh JR, et al. Medicare Knowledge Gaps: A Tool to Assess to ACGME Core Competency of Systems-Based Practice in a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program.  Published in the proceedings of Association of Academic Physiatrists, April 12, 2011, (Phoenix, AX)

 

Singh JR, Charles J, Peters C, Colavita P.   Pain Relief Using 5% Lidocaine Patch in Patients following Total Joint Arthroplasty.  PM&R. Vol. 2, Issue 9S, S63, September 2010.  Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, November 5, 2010, (Seattle, WA)

  

Singh JR, Roza R, Bartolozzi AR.  Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in an Athlete with Adductor Longus Tendon Tear: A Case Report.   PM&R. Vol. 2, Issue 9S, S88, September 2010.  Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, November 5, 2010, (Seattle, WA)

 

Singh JR, Sollenberger J, Greenberg J, Molter M.  Complete Rupture of the Distal Iliopsoas Tendon: Clinical ImplicationsPM&R. Vol. 1, Issue 9S,  September 2009.  Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, October 24, 2009, (Austin, TX)

 

Villanueva J, Singh JR et al.  Brown-Sequard Syndrome After Cervical Laminectomy for Cervical Myelopathy Secondary to Cervical Stenosis: A Case Report. PM&R. Vol. 1, Issue 9S, 249, September 2009.  Published in the proceedings of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Convention, October 24, 2009, (Austin, TX)

 

Singh JR, Greenberg J, Falcon N.  Hyperbaric Oxygen as Treatment of Ischemic Cerebral Air Embolus Following Internal Carotid Artery Angioplasty and StentingAm. J. Phys. Med. Rehabil. Volume 88, No. 3. Mar 2009. Published in the proceedings of Association of Academic Physiatrists, February 26, 2009, (Colorado Springs, CO)

   

Oral Presentations / Invited Lectures

 

“Wacky Spine Injuries in Surfers” American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) Annual Assembly, Nov 13, 2014 (San Diego, CA)

 

“Interval Training in Athletes” Weill Cornell Medical College, Primary Care Lecture Series, Department of Internal Medicine, Sept 2014 (New York, NY)

 

“Navigating Your Way to A Better Back” Weill Cornell Medical College, Myra Mahon Resource Seminars, September 2014 (New York, NY)

 

 “Core Rehabilitation for Back Pain” Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, March 2014 (New York, NY)

 

“Exercising for a Healthy Back” Weill Cornell Medical College, Health and Wellness Seminar Series, Weill Cornell Spine Center, Oct 2013 (New York, NY)

 

“Low Back Pain in Young Adults” Weill Cornell Medical College, Resident Seminar, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sept 2013 (New York, NY)

 

“Exercise Physiology” Weill Cornell Medical College, Primary Care Lecture Series, Department of Internal Medicine, Sept 2013 (New York, NY)

 

“Discogenic Pain” Weill Cornell Medical College, Guest Lecture at H&D Physical Therapy, August 2013 (New York, NY)

 

“Lumbar Spinal Stenosis” Weill Cornell Medical College, Resident Seminar, Department of Internal Medicine, March 2013 (New York, NY)

 “Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction” Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, March 2013 (New York, NY)

  “High Intensity Interval Training” Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Feb 2013 (New York, NY)

 “Neuropathic Pain and Phantom Limb Pain” Weill Cornell Medical College, Resident Didactics, Jan 2013 (New York, NY)

 “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Aging Spine” Weill Cornell Medical College, Grand Rounds, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Nov 2012 (New York, NY)

 “Running Biomechanics and Injuries” Weill Cornell Medical College, Resident Didactics, Oct 2012 (New York, NY)

“MRI Affects Physician Decision Making Prior to Initial Spinal Injection.” University of Colorado-Denver, Sports Medicine Research Symposium, June 2012, (Denver, CO)

 

 “Femoral Acetabular Impingement.” University of Colorado-Denver, Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference, April 2012, (Denver, CO)

 

“Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Where’s the Evidence.” University of Colorado-Denver, Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference, Jan 2012, (Denver, CO)

 

“Spondylolysis in Adolescent Athletes.” University of Colorado-Denver, Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference, Nov 2011, (Denver, CO)

 

“Energy Balance in Female Athletes.” University of Colorado-Denver, Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference, Sept 2011, (Denver, CO)

 

“The Effectiveness of Using Lidoderm 5% Patch for Pain in Patients Following Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Association of Academic Physiatrists, April 15, 2011, (Phoenix, AX)

 

“Leadership in PM&R:  Academic and Professional Characteristics of PM&R Chief Residents.” Association of Academic Physiatrists, April 9, 2010, (Bonita Springs, FL)

 

 “The Use of a Nasal Trumpet in a TBI Patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OsA)”.   Pennsylvania Society of PM&R, June 5, 2009, ( Philadelphia, PA)

 

“The Role of Platelet Rich Plasma in Tendonopathy” University of Pennsylvania, Department of PM&R- Resident Grand Rounds, Nov 18, 2009 (Philadelphia, PA)

 

“Functional Spine Anatomy and Kinesiology” University of Pennsylvania, Department of PM&R- Resident Grand Rounds, Sept 30, 2009 (Philadelphia, PA)

 

“Discography: Where’s the Evidence?” University of Pennsylvania, Department of PM&R- Resident Grand Rounds, June 3, 2009 (Philadelphia, PA)

 

 

Honors and Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

1998                Whitfield High School – Salutatorian

1998-2002       Presidential Scholarship in Academic Excellence

1998-2002       George Washington University Dean’s List

06/2008           Surgical Co-Intern of the Year, Boston University Medical 

         03/2009           Administrative Chief Resident, University of Pennsylvania

         03/2010           Education Chief Resident, University of Pennsylvania

06/2011           Resident Educator of the Year, University of Pennsylvania

01/2013           Super Doctors- New York Rising Star

10/2103           Willibald Nagler Clinical Scholar in Rehabilitation Medicine

03/2013           Fellow in the Program for Academic Leadership (AAP)

 

01/2014           Super Doctors- New York Rising Star 

 

 

06/2014 – Present  Medical Director of Outpatient Faculty Practice

                              Division of Rehabilitation Medicine

                              Weill Cornell Medical College

 

05/2014 – Present  Executive Committee Member

                              Center for the Performing Artist

                              New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical 

 

03/2014 – Present  Director of Interventional Spine

                              Division of Rehabilitation Medicine

                              Weill Cornell Medical College

 

07/2013 – Present  Co-Director

                              Weill Cornell Spine Center     

 

07/2013 – Present  Co-Course Director

                              Planning Committee

 

                              Multi-Disciplinary Spine Conference         

 

 

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

 

07/2009 - Present   PM&R Journal                                                                          (Seattle, WA)

                              American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

                        Peer Reviewer

 

12/2009 -06/2011  American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  

                                    Association of Academic Physiatrists

                                    Ad-Hoc Reviewer

 

07/2009 - 01/2011 Rehab in Review                                                                       (Atlanta, GA)

                                    Regional Managing Editor

 

09/2012 - Present   The Spine Journal                                                                     (Chicago, IL)

                              North American Spine Society

                        Peer Reviewer

 

01/2015 - Present   PM&R Journal                                                                          (Seattle, WA)

                              American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

                        Associate Editor – Point / Counterpoint Section